[Review] - Imalent RT35 - XHP35 HI, 2350lm, 449000cd, 4x18650, USB - by Lock

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[Review] - Imalent RT35 - XHP35 HI, 2350lm, 449000cd, 4x18650, USB - by Lock

Hello guys!!! Today we will see the Imalent RT35: a powerful throw flashlight capable of emitting 2350 lumens to the Turbo with 449000cd. The flashlight was sent to me directly by Imalent for the review.

 

You can buy it from here: https://imalentstore.com/product/rt35 

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Packaging and content

The Imalent RT35 comes in a rigid carton pack with a practical plastic handle at the top. Later on, on a large label, there is a brief description of the product and all its main characteristics. Inside the box a thick layer of polyurethane foam prevents the movements of the light and accessories during transport. The version in my possession is "KIT" which includes:

  • The light RT35
  • 4x 18650 Battery 3000mAh
  • Laynard
  • USB cable
  • Nylon Holster
  • User Manual
  • 2x Spare O-rings

 

Main features 

  1. Use an American CREE LED XHP-35 HI, with a duration of 50000h
  2. Integrated charging system for fast and safe charging.
  3. Six levels that can be selected quickly and direct access to the Turbo
  4. Memory Mode function, remember the last setting used
  5. LED status indicator under the switch showing the remaining capacity of the battery
  6. Aerospace aluminum body with anti-scratch type III anodization
  7. High efficiency circuit for constant current supply
  8. Built-in thermal protection module that regulates the output avoiding overheating
  9. Heat sink fins for efficient heat dissipation
  10. Side switch, user-friendly interface for output management.
  11. Super-transparent lens with anti-reflective coating
  12. Smooth aluminum reflector
  13. Water resistance according to the IPX-8 standard

 

Dimensions and weight

Length:161mm

Head Diameter: 86mm

Body Diameter: 51mm

Weight: 420g (without battery)

Weight: 620g (with battery)

 

Output Levels and User Interface

 

The Imalent RT35 has 5 normal brightness levels (including the Turbo) + 1 Special (Strobo):

Turbo1: 2350-1500 lm (measured 2390-1260lm) – 8+68 min

High: 1500 lm (measured 1590 lm) – 1h40min

Middle: 750 lm (measured 860 lm) – 3h20min

Middle Low: 350 lm (measured 390 lm) – 7h45min

Low: 50 lm (measured 105 lm) – 36h

 

All measured values are consistent with what was stated by Imalent Following the runtime test on the "Turbo" level and the "High" level. The tests were performed using a forced ventilation given by a small fan placed nearby (about 40cm) from the light.

 

The User Interface is very simple and easy to remember. Thanks to the side switch you can access all the functions of the RT35.

Power On / Off and Level Selection:  To turn the flashlight on or off, just click on the side button. With the light on, holding the button down will cycle through the various levels in the order Low - Middle Low - Middle - High.

Direct access to the Turbo / Strobe:  with the flashlight on, press the button twice consecutively to access the Turbo. With two more quick clicks you will switch to the special Strobo level.

Low Power Warning: With the flashlight on, when the battery falls below 3.2V the LED indicator near the switch will turn red and indicate that it is time to charge the batteries. If instead the color is Green it means that the battery is still charged.

Intelligent Thermal Control: When using the hight output mode, the flashlight will generate a lot of heat. When the internal temperature of the flashlight body reaches 55 degrees Celsius, it automatically reduce the brightness to 1500 lumen to prevent the overheating

Memory Mode: The flashlight will remember the output level previously used. 

Lock-out: When the RT35 is off, press the power button for 3 seconds. The green light under the switch will flash 3 times indicating that the electronic lock-out has occurred correctly. Long press of 1 second to unlock the interface (also in this case the LED will flash three consecutive times)

 

The body and the materials

The Imalent RT35 is a powerful throwing flashlight that, thanks to the huge reflector it is equipped with, allows you to have 449kcd, and a shot of over 1300mt. The maximum output to the Turbo is a good 2350lumen. The general construction quality is excellent, the finishes are treated in detail. Anodizing is perfect and without any kind of imperfection.

To the touch the light offers a good feeling of solidity and excellent workmanship.

Before use, we must remember to remove the protective film that protects the lens

The LED of this model is the CREE XHP35 HI which is well centered on the bottom of the parabola.

The reflector is made of aluminum and at first glance it seems smooth but there is a slight orange peel treatment.

The bezel looks like aluminum, protrudes and optimally protects the lens

The lens is of good quality, with a good thickness and with the classic anti-reflection treatment.

The lettering is well done and present only in the queue showing the product model (RT35) and the words "Spot and Flood light in One".

Four small screws block the cap in the tail.

The tailcap is flat and allows you to use the flashlight in tailstanding

On the edge of the tail there are a series of holes for fixing the wrist strap.

The RT35 has an antirolling profile therefore, placed on a not too inclined surface, it will not roll.

The knurling is only present on the light body, it is well made and offers a good grip even if it is not particularly aggressive.

The dissipating fins abound on the light head. In addition to being beautiful, they guarantee excellent heat dissipation on the high levels.

The switch is lateral, not protruding, wide, of metallic material. When pressed it emits a "click" sound, is very precise and offers excellent tactile feedback. It is easily detectable in the darkness or if you are using gloves. In the immediate vicinity of the switch there is a status LED that provides information on the capacity of the cells.

On the opposite side of the switch is the magnetic charging interface. Slightly recessed into the light head, this allows the connection of the special cable quickly.

The charging speed is around 2 amps. A full charge takes about 6 hours to complete. Different types of 18650 cells can be used, both protected and not but preferably top button and not too short. The light can essentially be divided into two parts: head and body

Included in the "Kit" version are 4x Imalent 3000mAh. The configuration is 4P (batteries placed in parallel with each other). Therefore, if necessary, the light can also be used with only 1, 2 or 3 batteries.

Using a single cell will not be possible to activate the Turbo, while there are no problems if you use the configuration with more than one cell. The Turbo RT35 absorbs almost 15A so the exclusive use of quality cells that can support these very high absorption is a must.. At the positive pole we have a thick and thick golden ring that allows contact with the positive pole of the cells.

At the negative pole we have a series of fairly rigid and good section golden springs.

A detail with inserted batteries.

The threads are well made, precise, sliding and lubricated. Thanks to anodizing they allow the physical lock-out of the interface. An O-ring placed near the threads ensures perfect waterproofing.

The weight, given the size of the RT35, is generous but not excessive, about 620g with batteries included. The dimensions are abundant even if the light is quite compact and simple to handle. Used for long periods does not give any problem because it is perfectly balanced

Supplied with a large nylon holster that protects the light well during transport and allows the transport, for example, to the belt.

The light is guaranteed as waterproof according to the IPX-8 standard. Tested abundantly in running water and at a depth of 1 meter did not report any type of infiltration.

Impact resistance is given up to 1.5m in height.

 

Beam, Tint and Beamshots

The tint of RT35 is a Cool around 6000K, uniform and without any color change on strange colors.

As you can imagine, we have a very bright and well-focused spot, but at the same time a bright and bright spill that illuminates well even in the immediate vicinity. Holding the RT35 parallel to the ground at a height of about 80cm, the spill, at the point where you have your feet, starts at about 150 / 160cm away.

The geometry of the beam does not present artifacts, the shot is really monstrous: tested at night I could see how it is possible to illuminate perfectly at 450-500 meters away.

Following some Nightshot on the middle/long distance

 

Beamshot #1

 

Beamshot #2

 

Beamshot #3

 

Beamshot #4

 

Beamshot #5

 

Beamshot #6

 

Beamshot #7

 

Beamshot #8

 

Beamshot #9

 

Beamshot #10

 

Final considerations

How to best define this Imalent RT35? A Throwing Monster!!!

Thanks to its power (over 2000lumen) and 449000 cd that jump out of the huge reflector, this model enters with force arrogance among the most powerful shooting flashlights I've ever had or tried. Very narrow and well focused beam, bright and wide spill and nice and uniform color Cool, are just some of the features that this model boasts.

The RT35 is powerful but compact at the same time. It is comfortable to hold in your hands even for long periods, it is balanced and the weights are well distributed. The user interface is complete, 5 levels well spaced among them, 1 special level stroboscope, excellent regulation, protection against overheating with an active temperature control, possibility of electronic and physical lock-out and LED status indicator.

Pro:

  • Attractive design thanks to the aggressive and deep dissipation fins.
  • Wide and precise metal switch. I really love it!
  • KIT version full of accessories: Holster, 4x 3000mAh batteries, Laynard and spare O-ring
  • Great power and crazy throwing
  • Excellent regulation and simple interface
  • Perfect beam and tint
  • Integrated charge System
  • Overheating Protection
  • Status LED

Cons:

  • Proprietary USB cable. It would be nice to see a completely waterproof Type-C port

I was very satisfied with this model, certainly it is a product to be recommended.

Edited by: lock on 10/19/2018 - 08:08
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I like your night beamshots Wink
Terrific light and tremendous work here! Thanks for the review Thumbs Up

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Great review, wonderful pics. Love the rangefinder Smile

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Thanks for the interesting review! What rangefinder did you use? How did you take a picture from the rangefinder view? Can it save a picture on a microSDHC card?

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Sillen wrote:
Great review, wonderful pics. Love the rangefinder :)

Lux-Perpetua wrote:

Thanks for the interesting review! What rangefinder did you use? How did you take a picture from the rangefinder view? Can it save a picture on a microSDHC card?

 

hello ... thanks for reading the review.

I use a "tacklife" brand rangefinder which allows me to measure up to 800m.

Unfortunately it can not save images so I take a picture simply by moving my camera to the eyepiece of the rangefinder Smile

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Grazie mille lock! Smile

I assume this one here could be the one you were using?

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yes just it XD

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Nice review! But is anyone notice their rt35 making some noise when on turbo? Watch my my video to hear what I’m talking about.

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I would have liked a measurement of the intensity in order to verify if the declared candles are correct. After that the declared intensity of the Astrolux MF02 of 630Kcd was measured and resulted in just 421Kcd I don’t trust anymore claimed specs.

Astrolux MF02 review: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/57916

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BrySig228 wrote:
Nice review! But is anyone notice their rt35 making some noise when on turbo? Watch my my video to hear what I’m talking about.

I can’t see a video. Is it just me?

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Tom_182 wrote:
BrySig228 wrote:
Nice review! But is anyone notice their rt35 making some noise when on turbo? Watch my my video to hear what I’m talking about.

I can’t see a video. Is it just me?

Me too see nothing…